two -isms shaping the pandemic: scientism

Things are weird. Last week, while on vacation with my family, we ate lunch at a burger restaurant in rural Wyoming. After ordering, I handed my credit card to the girl who was checking us out. She stared for a moment at my card, and then looking at me she said, "I need your verbal … Continue reading two -isms shaping the pandemic: scientism

what’s more annoying than the end of the world?

I just finished grading my last final exam. Another semester officially in the books. And now it is time to turn my attention to other, more festive thoughts. Like the end of the world. I hate to be the Christmas Shoes to your Wonderful Christmastime, but it's true. It might be zombies, or slaughterbots, or zombie … Continue reading what’s more annoying than the end of the world?

the unbearable weight of emptiness

Warning: This post contains spoilers, but you should probably read it anyway. I'm sorry. I know I should like the new Wolverine movie. 92% of the critics on Rotten Tomatoes loved it. The critics' consensus says, "Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent … Continue reading the unbearable weight of emptiness